Thomas Begley

Professor, Lally School of Management

Thomas Begley is currently a professor in the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer, after serving as the school's dean for eight years. His previous post was as Dean of the UCD School of Business, including the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business and the Quinn School of Business. Prior to that, he held the Governor Hugh L. Carey Chair in Organisational Behavior at UCD. His primary research, teaching and consulting interests are in the areas of organizational change, cross-cultural management, and global issues in human resource management. Professor Begley served on the faculty of Northeastern University’s College of Business Administration and has held visiting appointments at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, the Prasetiya Mulya Graduate School of Management in Jakarta, Indonesia, Reims Management School in France, and Boston University. He has been included in Irish America magazine’s lists of the Top 100 Irish Americans and the Top 100 Irish Americans in Business. He is a regular contributor to the media, through op-ed pieces, commentary, and providing expert opinion. 


B.A., Seton Hall University; M.A., in Social Psychology, Cornell University; Ph.D., in Social Psychology, Cornell University

Research Focus
  • Organizational Change
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Global Issues in Human Resource Management
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